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Gun Legislation & Law Enforcement

In the Gun Legislation & Law Enforcement section you’ll find news reports and expert articles about the bills proposed regarding gun laws and the most up-to date news on the legislation affecting gun owners and law enforcement.

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Judge Ellen Ceisler wrote that Philadelphia’s ordinance does not regulate “firearms,” but rather“ merely prohibits the conversion of unfinished frames or receivers into firearms
Baltimore city leaders sued ghost gun kit manufacturer Polymer80 after seeing a rise of the untraceable weapons on city streets and in the hands of minors
The state law requiring the background check is intended to help police find people who own guns illegally; a federal judge has ruled it violated Second Amendment rights
The proposals include requiring background checks for advertised private gun sales, harshening penalties for reckless sales and creating a violence prevention resource network
Advancements in firearms technology, including lightweight materials and improved durability, are driving market expansion
“I’ve deemed it from my understanding of case law as unlawful or valid on its face,” Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Bullard stated. “My office will not be taking any action on this”
The judge said that the law could not be implemented under the Constitution of the state of Oregon
Judge John P. Cronan ruled that the “magnitude of discretion” afforded to licensing officials violated the Constitution’s 2nd and 14th amendments
Axon said its “moonshot” goal is to cut gun-related deaths between police and the public in the U.S. by 50% before 2033
The lawsuit alleged that carrying guns for self-defense was still necessary in these areas and that restrictions should only apply to areas with special government functions
Judge Urias said he agreed with plaintiffs who accused the governor of impeding on constitutional rights
Sheriff John Allen, along with other lawmakers and citizen groups, decried the temporary public health order as an infringement on civil liberties
In only a year and a half, gun crime in some Tucson neighborhoods has dropped over 75% since the Place Network Investigations program was put into motion
The new law will require deputies “to do a little more research” when they encounter someone carrying a firearm, Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister said
Four of seven justices found the scientific methodology is not reliable enough to allow examiners to testify that a particular gun fired a particular bullet
The man was arrested on charges of possessing a firearm without a FOID card and reckless discharge of a firearm, the sheriff’s office said
Some questioned whether authorities should have sought a red flag order when the suspect threatened his grandparents and vowed to become the “next mass killer”
There’s currently no law against making ghost guns; the new law would ban the ownership, sale and shipping of ghost gun parts in New York
Family members, police and others can petition a court to temporarily remove guns from those a judge determines pose an imminent threat to themselves or others
Portland police said Jacob Ramos fabricated illegal firearms in his downtime using a 3-D printer and other tools
About a half-dozen other states have passed similar legislation
The law had subjected LE agencies with officers who knowingly enforced federal gun laws without equivalent state laws to a fine of $50,000 per violating officer
Local governments can’t declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and ban police from enforcing certain gun laws within their border
The funding was announced on the fifth anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida
At a rate of one every four days, a new legal challenge has arisen to Illinois’ month-old firearms ban